How to Fix Safari not Working with Cellular Data iPhone, iPad

Last Updated on Jan 20, 2021

The Network Company provides Cellular data; it is an alternative option to connect Smartphone/ Apple iPhone with the internet world. Please note that the Cellular data is to be chargeable. Smartphone(s) Operating system wise each Smartphone has its default web browser for web surfing. But it’s not mandatory to use. Hence, users can download other third-party browsers to form the App store.

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At that place where Wi-Fi is not available/not connecting or not easily accessible, and you wanted surfing something on Safari App. Then you should enable mobile/Cellular. If your iPhone shows up that your safari cannot open the page because your iPhone is not connected to the internet. Below given steps would help you to fix Safari not working with Cellular data in iOS. First of all, verify that the mobile/ Cellular data enabled on your Apple iPhone or iPad.

Fix Safari not Working with Cellular Data in iOS

Video Guide why Cellular Data not working on iOS

It’s turned on even though the safari webpage panic you then you should try the following answers.

Steps:- How to turn on Cellular data for safari on your iPhone or iPad

  • Step 1. Go to the Settings App on your iPhone.
  • Step 2. Tap on Mobile or Cellular data. Turn Cellular data ON, if already then keep continuing to the next step.
  • Step 3. Now scroll down the screen and under the Use Cellular Data for labeled Turn Safari ON.

Now close Safari App and then open Safari again. Let’s try something to find on safari; you would be getting fixed.

Tourshooting Guide to Fix safari won’t work on cellular data

Still, it stuck you, don’t worry guys, the optimal solution is reset network settings on the iOS device. To Reset Network Settings,

  1. Go with the Settings App on your iPhone or iPad home screen.
  2. Tap the General tab.
  3. Scroll down the screen and tap on Reset.
  4. Tap on Reset Network Settings
  5. You’ll be prompted to choose Reset network settings.


Now go back in cellular data settings and turn Safari toggle green. after this, open the Safari browser, it should load the website that you are exploring. if still safari not working properly, then as a force solution- you will have to perform restart your Phone.

Note: Your Celluar Plan must be activated and your card must have enough data to surfing with mobile data. so I suggest you also check your cellular data usage and make sure the plan is active.

because of an in-activated plan or expired data, you unable to browse on the internet. in this case, either re-charge your cellular data plan or connect your device to wifi and get enjoy.

furthermore, contact your carrier service provider. if you have At&t or T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, then go to its website and contact customer care. you can also get the support number in its mobile app if you have downloaded the app already.

How to Enable Cellular Network on Safari

By default the Cellular Data is enabled for all the applications, however, if you can’t use Safari on Cellular Data, then make sure it is turned on for Safari.

  1. Go to the Settings App on the iPhone.
  2. Tap on Cellular.
  3. Scroll down and find the Safari
  4. Toggle switch next to Safari App.

Safari Cannot Open the Page because your iPhone is Not Connected to the Internet: iOS 14 or Later

The title explains itself that if you’re not connected to the internet, Safari App won’t work. By all means, you’re sure that iPhone is connected to the internet and other applications such as YouTube, Instagram, etc. are working well, but not Safari then there are few workarounds to try.

Note: If cell data on for safari even though not work safari without wi-fi then make sure that your plan is activated. contact nearest carrier store and ask them.

Solution 1: Enable Cellular Data for Safari

This is the most common reason, why many users won’t be able to operate Safari on the iPhone. When Cellular Data is disabled for Safari App, and you’re trying to use the Safari App on Cellular Data, it won’t respond. Refer to the above steps and enable Cellular Network for Safari.

Solution 2: Update Safari App

  1. Go to the App Store.
  2. Tap on your Profile
  3. And locate Safari, tap Update.

Solution 3: Reset Network Settings

If there’s an issue with Network Settings, it will be eliminated by resetting network settings on the iPhone. Doing this will reset certain settings such as saved Wi-Fi passwords, paired Bluetooth devices, APN, and VPN settings. But none of your personal data such as photos, videos, etc will be affected.

  1. Open the Settings
  2. Go to General.
  3. Tap Reset.
  4. Tap Reset Network Settings and follow on-screen instructions.

Solution 4: Reset All Settings

This action will deal with random change in settings that have been made unknowingly, it’s hard to revise all the customized settings on the iPhone. Therefore, we’ll reset all settings to restore all the settings to their default. Again it won’t delete any personal data.

  1. Go to the Settings App.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Hit the Reset
  4. Select Reset All Settings.

Safari won’t load anything on Cellular Data but everything else works on Cellular Data just not Safari

If that’s the case, then cross-check the Cellular Data for Safari App is enabled or not. You can use YouTube, Facebook, Google App, etc. just not Safari, then it might be possible the Cellular Data for Safari is disabled on iPhone. I’ve mentioned a stepwise guide to enable Cellular Data for Safari, check the above section.

Alternatively, delete the Safari History and Data from iPhone, open the Settings app > Safari App > Clear History and Website Data.

Still, there is no change and Safari won’t load the website, Reset Network Settings, and Reset All Settings. Again if you don’t know how to reset network settings and reset all settings, check the above section.

iPhone Safari cannot open the page because it could not establish a secure connection to the server

If you’ve already tried the above solutions to fix the Safari issues, but none of them helped, try these advanced solutions.

Solution 1: Check the Website URL

Incorrect URL won’t open and Safari will throw random errors. Sometimes the people don’t know the correct domain and directly type it on the URL bar, which results in such errors.

To avoid this, search only the website name, and go with the correct result.

Solution 3: Remove Safari History and Data

A corrupt website or cache could affect the entire Safari App, in that case, removing the Safari Website History and Data could be helpful.

  1. Go to the Settings
  2. Tap on Safari App and select Clear History and Website Data.

Solution 3: Try VPN

Have you tried opening the website after connecting your iPhone to VPN? Sometimes, website administrators put restrictions and won’t let certain region to use their website. Download the VPN app and try searching the website on Safari.

iPhone Safari cannot open the page because server cannot be found

Aside from checking the website URL, deleting Safari History and Website Data, and trying VPN, you can also tweak a few more settings in order to fix the iOS Safari cannot open the page.

If you haven’t done the basics, then I’d strongly recommend you check the above sections for easy tricks, and if they didn’t work, continue with the below solutions.

Solution 1: Change DNS Server

Sometimes the DNS servers are responsible for such issues, and to overcome that, you can use Google’s DNS. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Go to the Settings App.
  2. Tap on Wi-Fi.
  3. Tap on (i) info next to the Wi-Fi network you’re connected to.
  4. Select Configure DNS and tap on Manual.
  5. To add Google DNS, tap Add Server and enter 8.8.8 or

Solution 2: Force Restart iPhone

Now the only solution left apart from Factory Data Reset is to force reboot the iPhone to rule out the minor bugs and software glitches.

For iPhone 8 or later,

  • Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  • Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  • Press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo displays.

For iPhone 7, 7Plus,

  • Press and hold the Volume Down button and Power button simultaneously until the Apple logo appears.

For iPhone 6S, 6SPlus, or earlier,

  • Press and hold the Home button and Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.

Solution 3: Factory Reset iPhone

Still, if Safari isn’t working, it’s time to factory reset the iPhone. Make sure to back up the iPhone and then only reset the iPhone.

  1. Go to the Settings app on the iPhone.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Select Reset.
  4. Lastly, tap on Erase All Contents and Settings.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions and reset the iPhone.

Safari cannot open page on Mac

Safari not loading pages on Mac? Here are a few points to try and troubleshoot the issue.

Solution 1: Check for Error on Safari

Usually, when the webpage fails to load on Safari, it throws an error message, regarding the same. If you see any error message, follow the guides and try to fix it.

Sometimes it’s way easy to deal with such errors if you carefully look at the error message. Or else move to the next solution.

Solution 2: Verify Website URL

Are you sure the website is live? Have you entered the website URL correct? Is the same webpage opens on other devices but not Mac Safari? Find and answer all these questions to yourself and see if it works.

Solution 3: Connect Mac to VPN

Do you have a VPN? If yes, then connect Mac to VPN and reload the webpage or if you’re already trying to open the webpage on VPN, disconnect and see if that works. There are many websites that won’t open in other regions due to restrictions, but when connected to a VPN it works smoothly.

Solution 4: Enter /index.html or /index.htm at the end of the website’s URL.

Solution 5: Quit Safari App and Re-launch it

Restart the Safari App, it might help you this time.

  1. Click on Safari on the top menu bar and select Quit.

Solution 6: Disable Firewall and Antivirus

Firewall and Antivirus settings could block the website if it detects a threat to you. You can disable them and see if it works.

Solution 7: Update Mac

Last but not the least, update the macOS to the latest software available for you.

  1. Click on the Apple logo on the top menu bar.
  2. Select the App Store and click on Updates.

Read More: Tips to save data usage on your Apple Phone or tablet

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